WOMEN
04/25/2013 05:52 pm ET | Updated Apr 25, 2013

Evan Rachel Wood Talks Bisexuality, Coming Out And Picking 'Weird' Female Roles

AP

Evan Rachel Wood is vocal about her sexuality. "I felt like now was the time to no longer be silent about it," she told The Daily Beast in reference to her coming out as bisexual in 2011.

The 25-year-old actress, probably best known for her roles in "Thirteen" and "True Blood," is one of the few openly bisexual celebrities -- others include Anna Paquin and Megan Fox. She told The Daily Beast that she waited to come out publicly because she wanted it to be the "right time." "I wanted to wait ... to have enough years under my belt where people knew that it wasn’t a phase or anything and I wasn’t doing it for attention; this is a part of who I am, and I’m old enough to really know who I am by now," she said.

BuzzFeed pointed out that Wood, who is currently married to male actor Jamie Bell and pregnant, finds herself educating her fans about bisexuality. "A lot of times they just really don't know a lot about it or haven't talked to someone who is bisexual and actually get some insight into those issues. So I don't get angry or try to fight hate with hate; I just try to educate," Wood told AfterEllen in February.

She also spoke to The Daily Beast about the roles she takes, which tend to be far from the cookie-cutter female roles many Hollywood actresses find themselves pigeonholed into. "I did like doing roles that were I guess… I don’t want to say extreme but just not the norm, because I’m a little weird," she said.

We like you all the more because of that, Evan.

[H/T BuzzFeed]

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